Senate Bill No. 150
(By Senators Oliverio, Ball, Mitchell,
Boley, Love, Bailey, Kessler, Unger, Minear, Sharpe, Ross,
Dawson, Plymale, Minard, Edgell, Hunter, McCabe and Helmick)
[Introduced January 19, 2000; referred to the Committee
on Education; and the to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section three, article four, chapter
eighteen-a of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to increased salary
increments paid to principals and assistant principals.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section three, article four, chapter eighteen-a of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4. SALARIES, WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS.
§18A-4-3. State minimum annual salary increments for principals
and assistant principals.
In addition to any salary increments for principals and assistant principals, in effect on the first day of January,
thousand nine hundred ninety-six two thousand, and paid from
local funds, and in addition to the county schedule in effect for
teachers, the county board shall pay each principal, a
principal's salary increment and each assistant principal an
assistant principal's salary increment as prescribed by this
section commencing on the first day of July, one thousand nine
hundred ninety-six two thousand, from state funds appropriated
for the salary increments.
State funds for this purpose shall be paid within the West
Virginia public school support plan in accordance with article
nine-a, chapter eighteen of this code.
The salary increment in this section for each principal
shall be determined by multiplying the basic salary for teachers
in accordance with the classification of certification and of
training of the principal as prescribed in this article, by the
appropriate percentage rate prescribed in this section according
to the number of teachers supervised.
STATE MINIMUM SALARY INCREMENT
RATES FOR PRINCIPALS
No. of Teachers
58 and up8.5%
The salary increment in this section for each assistant
principal shall be determined in the same manner as that for
principals, utilizing the number of teachers supervised by the
principal under whose direction the assistant principal works,
except that the percentage rate shall be fifty percent of the
rate prescribed for the principal.
In addition to the state minimum salary schedule, beginning
the first day of July, two thousand, each principal shall receive
an increase of ten dollars per day and each assistant principal
shall receive an increase of five dollars per day.
Salaries for employment beyond the minimum employment term
shall be at the same daily rate as the salaries for the minimum
For the purpose of determining the number of teachers supervised by a principal, the county board shall use data for
the second school month of the prior school term and the number
of teachers shall be interpreted to mean the total number of
professional educators assigned to each school on a full-time
equivalency basis: Provided, That if there is a change in
circumstances because of consolidation or catastrophe, the county
board shall determine what is a reasonable number of supervised
teachers in order to establish the appropriate increment
No county may reduce local funds allocated for salary
increments for principals and assistant principals in effect on
the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-six,
and used in supplementing the state minimum salaries as provided
for in this article, unless forced to do so by defeat of a
special levy, or a loss in assessed values or events over which
it has no control and for which the county board has received
approval from the state board prior to making the reduction.
Nothing in this section prevents a county board from
providing, in a uniform manner, salary increments greater than
those required by this section.
NOTE: This bill increases the state minimum salary for
principals by $10 per day and assistant principals by $5 per day.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.